LeBron James praised Colin Kaepernick following the San Francisco 49ers’ loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.
James reacted to a tweet showing Kaepernick in his sophomore year as an NFL quarterback torching the Packers in the 2012 NFC playoff divisional round. Kaepernick was 17 for 31 with 263 passing yards, two TDs. passing and two touchdowns on the ground. The 49ers won, 45-31.
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“LEGEND ON THE FIELD AND OFF THE FIELD !!! The kids won’t let them tell you that he wasn’t very nice on the pitch yet too! S / O KAEP, ”the Los Angeles Lakers superstar tweeted.
On Sunday, Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers offense left too much time on the clock for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
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Rodgers targeted Davante Adams twice to quickly get the ball back up the field with no downtime and left the play to Mason Crosby to kick the game winner. The veteran delivered and the Packers won the game, 30-28.
The reigning NFL MVP told NBC’s Michelle Tafoya after the game that he thought her Week 1 performance was an “anomaly” and that her Sunday night game doubled that notion. He was 23 for 33 with two touchdown passes – one for Adams and the other for Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
Adams had 12 catches for 132 yards.
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Green Bay won this game, 30-28.